A number of Local Chairmanships have changed hands in the last month and General Committee 001 would like to thank those members who are choosing to serve and those who have served this Union and its members.
Wendie Henderson has been elected as the new Local Chairperson for Local 934Z representing Conductors, Trainmen and Yardmen out of Alliance, NE. Wendie has worked for BNSF for 27 years and has served as Vice Local Chairperson for nearly 25. Her years of service and experience made Wendie a strong selection for the members of local 934Z and on October 26 she was the only person to be nominated for the position.
"Our lodge took nominations for Legislative Rep, Alternate Legislative Rep, 2 Vice Local Chairmen, and Local Chairman," said Henderson. "We are very happy to see so many people interested in these positions and I look forward to working with them."
Local 627X, representing Trainmen from Wymore and Lincoln, NE, voted earlier this year to join Local 305 starting January 1st. Ron Trauernicht was elevated from Vice Local Chairperson to Acting Local Chairperson replacing John Foote. They will be forming their own Local Committee within 305 and there is a meeting scheduled for November 23 for nominations for Local Chair and Vice Local Chair.
"I would welcome anyone to run," said Trauernicht.
It was a busy month in Nebraska for Local Chairpersons. Joe Curran is currently serving as Acting Local Chairperson for Local 305Y representing Conductors and Trainmen out of Lincoln, NE replacing Bryan Dance. Across the Missouri River and all the way to the Mississippi River, Jeff Willis replaced Virgil Peters and is currently serving as Acting Local Chairperson for Local 219X representing Conductors and Trainmen from Hannibal and West Quincy, MO.